Deadlines: News roundup 10/13/09

Posted by Cory Casciato On October - 13 - 2009

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A daily roundup of all the undead news that shambles into view… Bookmark the home page or add the RSS feed to your reader for your daily dose of walking dead. Got news tips? E-mail me at cory.casciato[AT]gmail.com.

Get a sneak peak at Life Undead, a comic about a zombie cop from Lost writer Paul Zbyszewski. (io9)

The crack researchers of Zombie Command dug up a wealth of detail on the brains behind The Zombie Game Experiment, a collaboratively designed zombie game. (Zombie Command)

Draw a picture of a vampire or zombie and submit it to EerieTube and you might win a copy of FVZA: Federal Vampire and Zombie Agency #1 and other fabulous prizes. (Dread Central)

Someone over at Horror Squad does not like Dawn of the Dead (1978). That’s just crazy talk — and you can hear him talk it, since it is in podcast-y type form. (Horror Squad)

Another zombie webseries crops up — this one is called Semi-Dead and it’s about two roommates dealing with the apocalypse in very different ways. Zombie Command has some more info and there’s a teaser trailer after the break. (Zombie Command)

Zombies, bowling — seems like a perfect match, eh? If you liked Elf Bowling, I bet you’ll pee your pants in glee over Zombie Bowling. (Zombie Command)

Finally, a couple of zombie walk reports. One from the Lincoln, Nebraska Journal-Star and another from Seattle’s 570 KVI radio.

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Deadlines: News roundup 10/12/09

Posted by Cory Casciato On October - 12 - 2009

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A daily roundup of all the undead news that shambles into view… Bookmark the home page or add the RSS feed to your reader for your daily dose of walking dead. Got news tips? E-mail me at cory.casciato[AT]gmail.com.

Starz is airing a program called Zombiemania, about the rich history of our favorite undead. Damn, I wish I had Starz, now…  (Trailer embedded after the break!) (Dread Central)

Over at Fangoria, there’s a new column on Zombieland if you haven’t had your fill of Zombieland yet. (Fangoria)

Also, Zombieland won the Audience Award at Sitges, Europe’s largets genre-film event. Good one, Zombieland! (Fangoria)

The final two Left 4 Dead 2 campaigns may have been leaked, if rumors on a Taiwanese website are to be believed. If they turn out to be true, those will be “Hard Rain” (it’s wet there) and “Dead Center” (mall!).  (Kotaku)

And this list of achievements from Left 4 Dead 2 seems to verify those are, indeed, the final two campaigns. It also reveals two new items. You can find the new items in a list after the break, for the very spoiler-sensitive.(Xbox360Achievments.org)

Liberal writer David Sirota explains that the zombie zeitgeist is a side effect of the current political culture. (AlterNet)

There’s a zombie apocalypse map/mode coming to the Champions Online superhero MMORPG and this developer’s chat has a few details about how it works. (ZAM)

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Deadlines: News roundup 10/9/09

Posted by Cory Casciato On October - 9 - 2009

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A daily roundup of all the undead news that shambles into view… Bookmark the home page or add the RSS feed to your reader for your daily dose of walking dead. Got news tips? E-mail me at cory.casciato[AT]gmail.com.

It’s a very LEGO zombie apocalypse. (io9)

If you were waiting for a version of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies with even more zombie mayhem, then you’ll be glad to hear that’s exactly what the new deluxe edition of the book delivers — along with a new preface from the author describing the writing process and thirteen full color illustrations. (Dread Central)

Another mainstream outlet opines on the popularity of zombies. (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)

And there’s a Left 4 Dead 2 Scavenge mode gameplay clip embedded after the break. (GameTrailers.com)

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Deadlines: News roundup 10/8/09

Posted by Cory Casciato On October - 8 - 2009

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A daily roundup of all the undead news that shambles into view… Bookmark the home page or add the RSS feed to your reader for your daily dose of walking dead. Got news tips? E-mail me at cory.casciato[AT]gmail.com.

The new Left 4 Dead 2 multiplayer mode is revealed. It’s called Scavenge and it tasks survivors with collecting gas cans and refilling a generator while Infected try to prevent same. It’s supposed to be fast and furious. (Kotaku)

While previewing the L4D2 Scavenge mode, the folks at 1Up noticed a new option called Realism, which they learned is for the super hardcore player — details are scarce, but I bet it will make you cry. (1Up)

Also, the edited/toned-down version of Left 4 Dead 2 has been approved and rated in Australia, so zombie killers Down Under need no longer fear being left out of the party. (Kotaku)

Additional casting details and a synopsis have emerged for Resident Evil: Afterlife. The basics: There are zombies, Alice is still fighting them, she gets help from some old friends, it’s in LA and there’s a trap. (Bloody Disgusting)

Deadlines: News roundup 10/7/09

Posted by Cory Casciato On October - 7 - 2009

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Australians, fret not! Valve is still trying to get the “full” version of Left 4 Dead 2 classified via an appeal, but if that fails, they have an edited version ready to go. (Kotaku)

In this interview with Night of the Living Dead: Origins director Zeb de Soto you will learn about casting, his conception for the film, the technology he’s bringing to bear and how 3D will play a part. (Bloody Disgusting)

Residents of Ramsey, New Jersey can enjoy a free screening of Night of the Living Dead: Reanimated this Saturday, October 10. (Fangoria)

Deadlines: News roundup 10/6/09

Posted by Cory Casciato On October - 6 - 2009

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Word is the writers of Zombieland could whip up a sequel if need be. (io9)

Word is that the World War Z film adaptation is moving forward again, with a new script due soon. (MTV Movies Blog)

The comic adaptation of I Sell the Dead is coming soon. Like, tomorrow soon. Find it at your local comics shop. (Fangoria)

It’s looking more and more like REC 3 is going to happen. Now, there’s a teaser website up. (Bloody Disgusting)

You want your Resident Evil 5 alternative edition as a download rather than in a box? Better tell Capcom — they may actually listen. (Kotaku)

Deadlines: News roundup 10/5/09

Posted by Cory Casciato On October - 5 - 2009

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Don’t read it unless you’ve already seen Zombieland (we’re talking major spoilers here, folks), but io9 has an interesting piece on celebrity cameos that didn’t make the cut and some background on the brilliant one that did. (io9)

Learn all about what went into creating Zombie Survival Guide Recorded Attacks, the graphic-novel entry in Max Brooks’s popular living dead series. (Fangoria)

If you don’t already know about Left 4 Dead 2, you will soon — Valve is planning a $25 million advertising blitz.  (Kotaku)

Enjoy this story on excellent zombie illustrator  and author Rob Sachetto. He does zombie portraits, including mine and he has a new book called The Zombie Handbook out. (The Sudbury Star)

Sorry about the delay in getting this posted — technical difficulties intruded. Mainly, that I am technically a dumbass.

Deadlines: News roundup 10/2/09

Posted by Cory Casciato On October - 2 - 2009

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If you’re going to be in las Vegas from October 30 through November 1 for Fangoria‘s Trinity of Terrors, you can catch a screening of George A. Romero’s Survival of the Dead — with Romero in attendance. (Fangoria)

Pre-order Left 4 Dead 2 from Steam or select retailers and you’ll get 10 percent off the cost, early access to the demo (planned for October 27) and an in-game exclusive baseball bat weapon. (Kotaku)

Here’s a hefty feature on Zombieland, centered around director Ruben Fleischer. (Fangoria)

Tune in to Fangoria Radio from 10 p.m.-1 a.m. EST tonight on Sirius XM Stars satellite radio, Sirius channel 108/XM channel 139 for a whopping dose of zombie-related material from Max Brooks (Zombie Survival Guide Recorded Attacks) and Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland). (Fangoria)

Zombies, cars and guns collide in Zombie Driver, a PC game in development by Polish studio Exor. (Shoot for the Head)

Deadlines: News roundup 10/1/09

Posted by Cory Casciato On October - 1 - 2009

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A daily roundup of all the undead news that shambles into view… Bookmark the home page or add the RSS feed to your reader for your daily dose of walking dead. Got news tips? E-mail me at cory.casciato[AT]gmail.com.

On the eve of Zombieland‘s release there is a buttload of press hitting for it. An interview with Emma Stone, and this interview with Jesse Eisenberg and Woody Harrleson, or this interview with director Ruben Flesicher. There’s plenty more out there (I actually misplaced another interview with Fleischer somewhere in my bazillion bookmarks…) go find it if that doesn’t satiate you… (Various)

Robert Kirkman explains how the Walking Dead is going to come to TV. (Splash Page)

George Romero himself is tackling a zombie novel called The Living Dead which will explain a huge amount of backstory to his mythos, including the full capabilities of the zombie. (The Guardian)

Halloween in New York should be fun, what with the Plants vs. Zombies themed troupe marching in this year’s Village Halloween Parade. In NYC and like dressing as a zombie? Or a plant? You should join them. I would if I could. (Kotaku)

So that Resident Evil 5 director’s cut is apparently actually an “alternative edition” with PS3 wand control and some new stuff. Anyway, clip after the break. Kotaku also has some pics of some groovy action figures of the main characters that nerdy collectors will cream over, no doubt. (Kotaku)

Quiet Earth scored a trailer for The Revenant, a buddy pic with a zombie/vampire hybrid type thing called, not too surprisingly, a revenant. Looks pretty cool. And its trailer is embedded for you after the break. (Quiet Earth)

Online video network Crackle is launching a zombie web series with Jon Heder (you might know him as Napoleon Dynamite) called Woke Up Dead. There’s a preview after the break. (Dread Central)

Atlanta people, you can zombie walk Sunday, October 4.

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Poll: What upcoming zombie game are you looking forward to the most?

Posted by Cory Casciato On October - 1 - 2009
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Since one of the movies in our “what upcoming movie are you looking forward to?” poll — Zombieland — opens in about eight hours (less some places!) it’s time for a new poll. If you haven’t been keeping track, the clear winner is Zombieland, with sixty of 106 votes — well over half. The next closest was Resident Evil: Afterlife with sixteen votes, then George Romero’s next, Survival of the Dead with thirteen. REC 2 made a respectable showing early on, but faltered later, ending up with a decent but unremarkable ten votes. Zombies of Mass Destruction … well, you’re an indie, so be glad you nabbed a couple votes. And I am dying to know what “Something else” was but no one left comments.

As a followup, tell us what zombie videogame you are looking forward to the most. You can find the poll after the break and more information about each of these games all over the Internets — including this site for a few of them. Can’t wait to see what’s got you excited. The poll will remain open for at least two weeks, so send your friends to stuff the ballot box for your favorite. And if you vote “Something else,” please leave a comment saying what that something might be. It’s more fun for everyone if you do.

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